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>>We visited the Toyota factory in Onnaing and its grounds...
5 juillet 2007
What we preferred during the visit
"I enjoyed the morning in the Toyota factory but I preferred the afternoon seeing the birds. I liked to look at the black headed gulls. There were many of them. I wanted to observe them all the time with the binoculars but I also noticed other birds I hadn’t seen before. I also liked seeing the water tower. It was colourful but also interesting to learn how they work. I could understand more about the water cycle."
Black headed gull flying
"I enjoyed it very much at the Toyota factory in the morning when we saw robots and machines and many people working. But what I preferred most was when we went near a small lake. There were many birds that I had never seen before. And when we looked at them with the binoculars, we saw their colours very well. But I had never been to see birds at a lake so I was very pleased to be able to do it on that day. We were lucky to have such a day out."
my favourite bird of the day : a lapwing
"During the day out on Toyota’s property, we went close to a small lake used to gather up rain water. There, we saw birds of all sorts. After we had gotten off the bus, we learned a little more about water before being handed out plastified cards. These cards had arrows (to get from one place to the other) and names of machines or places the water should go to. With my friends, I amused myself by finding the right places for the names (the arrows were already placed) of the machines. That was the thing I liked the most."
My friends and I concentrated
Us again from another point of view
A NEW LESSON ON ENVIRONMENT
introduction to the environment of the Toyota factory
We spent the afternoon outside on the property of the Toyota factory.
A man-made lake designed to keep the rain water from Toyota’s estate welcomed us with great flocks of birds.
This rain-water comes from the impermeable surfaces such as roofs (11 hectares ! = 110 000 m² !) and carparks.
a small lake but incredibly crowded
We liked watching the birds with our strong binoculars and found some that reminded us of our visit in Rieulay in October 2006.
Here are the species we observed.
grey heron "Ardea Cinerea"